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Sue, largest T. rex skeleton ever found, making a move

February 6, 2018

FILE - In a May 12, 2010 file photo, Bill Simpson, collections manager of fossil vertebrates at Chicago's Field Museum, reaches over to dust the Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton known as Sue on display at museum in Chicago. Officials with the Field Museum say the T. rex named Sue, which has been at the museum since 2000, will be moved on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, to make room for a cast of the biggest dinosaur ever discovered. The specimen will be updated and moved upstairs to a private suite opening in 2019. The changes are part of an overhaul to the lakefront museum's main hall. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

CHICAGO (AP) — The largest Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton ever found is on the move.

Chicago’s Field Museum began dismantling the skeleton named Sue on Monday. Crews are preparing to move the display to a new exhibit and bring in a cast of an even larger dinosaur.

Sue has been in the spacious Stanley Field Hall since 2000. Sue’s handler, Bill Simpson, says that despite being the largest T. rex ever found, Sue looks puny beneath the 70-foot-high (21-meter-high) ceiling in the museum’s main hall.

Simpson says Sue will appear in a new exhibition space in 2019, in a second-floor gallery, where it’ll look better.

Sue is making way for a cast of a titanosaur, a plant-eating dinosaur that’s three times the length of the T. rex. Its neck will stretch up to the second-floor balcony level.

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